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PBS
Jan 15, 2013 12:00am PST
not think those things are contradictory. tavis: after his historic senate victory, barack obama made a name for himself across the country. some of his friends advised him not to seek the highest office in milan. he says the time -- sensed the the time might be right for a white house run. when he joined us he was running behind a better financed and better known front runner named hillary clinton. as he joined as he displayed a quiet confidence that would carry him all the way to the white house. in the senate he sits on the powerful foreman relations -- for relations committee. his recent best seller is "the audacity of hope." it is out in paperback on november 6. i was reading, you sold over 1 million copies. >> we did all right. almost as many as you sell. tavis: that is an amazing story to have your personal story sell 1 million copies. >> it is a great honor. the first book that i wrote, "dreams of my father," sold 1 million copies in paperback. that was out 10 years ago. it has been a real blessing and you're right. it gets people a chance to get to know me in a way that usually do n
PBS
Jan 19, 2013 12:30pm PST
? >> the house republicans and barack obama profoundly disagree on the direction of the country. they disagree on moral, cultural, fiscal and social issues. that's-- >> i don't want a divided answer. i want who is the bigger or biggest culprit? >> well, obama proposes and they reject. >> he can't bear to say it's the republicans' fault. the tea party republicans are obviously the fault in the house. and the senate republicans bear the brunt of abusing the filibuster, the point where they've used it 385 times while reid has been the leader. it was used once when lyndon johnson was the speaker and that was the great civil rights battle. it's a total misuse and abuse of power. >> harry reid should not get a free pass. he has prevented republicans from ever offering amendments on a lot of these important votes. his management of the senate is imperious and when republicans have allowed things to move to a vote, not filibuster them, he still prohibited republican amendments so he bears at least half the blame for what's going on in the senate. >> this is a democracy. it shouldn't work that way. >>
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
. on the other hand, with that kind of agenda, i absolutely believe we can change this country as president obama talked about in 2008. the change you can believe in, the change you work for. >> what has president obama done for labor in these last four years? >> well, i think he's tried to do quite a bit. i think in his heart he definitely supports, you know, working families. part of the outcome piece is what gets through the u.s. congress. so he definitely supported health care bill much more like speaker pelosi than what we ended up getting through the senate finance committee, onto the senate floor and eventually adopted a year later. he definitely supported workers' rights legislation. he definitely supported much more agressive moves to stop the foreclosures. he definitely supported climate change. so part of this is really -- you know, we would love to see more active white house support for these democracy initiatives so that the change that i'm sure he still believes in has some reality to it instead of just on the back bench somewhere. >> did he fight hard enough? i don't want to put y
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